Monday, April 19, 2010

Lucy Turned 1 today

One year ago today...

Evan giving Lucy her first bottle, I was OUT! She had just taken her first bath with Evan and the nurses.

My favorite doctor, Dr. Steve Gardner
Happy Birthday Lucy Elise Biddulph!

We celebrated by having some friends from the ward and family come over and bbq and play. She loved seeing everyone there, and eating cake. She is such a cutie pie. I made little cake pops for her...I got the idea from bakerella. I made a few adjustments, but it all worked out. I forgot to buy a "1" candle, oh well, we used a "b" candle for Biddulph:)

So tired after her party and nap:)

I took her to the doctor for her 1 year visit, she got 5 shots, and was so sad, she got so cuddly it was cute. We put her in her forward facing car seat which she loves-she kept looking at me in the mirror smiling and talking to me:)

She got to talk to Grandma Betty and Grandpa Romney and a few other missionaries who celebrated her birthday with a dinner. They were all so kind and sang to her, so cute, she smiled and waved and clapped:) too cute! And then Grandma Liz and Grandpa Steve got to sing to her and she told them all about her birthday, a lot of growling and waving of the arms:)

After lots of playing outside in the dirt, trying to eat ants and sticks, we played inside, ate dinner, and played some more. Evan brought her to bed and she fell asleep instantly. I guess that means that she had a good and busy day:) (I'm glad she slept in until 8 this morning...very nice and different from her 6:30 usually-maybe it's a 1 year old thing)
Sleeping while standing...she forgot to sit down, or didn't know how to:)

Walking daddy to work..only a few blocks away:)

Lucy & Mommy walking around the lake by the house...there were fun geese and ducks to watch

Aunt Jennifer sent a blanket for Lucy-we love all the hand me downs! Thanks!
Playing with her kitchen after a Sunday nap

To sum up some of why we love Lucy:
-She growls and squeals, not always at the best times, but so cute
-She pats our backs when we get her out of bed or put her "Night Night"
-Very cooperative when changing her diapers, not so much with her shirts or dresses though
-When she drinks a bottle, she has to kick something or have her feet occupied, usually on us
-She loves to stick out her tongue and tastes everything!
-She rubs my pregnant belly
-She wrestles with Evan and climbs all over him...playtime is great
-She claps all the time
-Seeing other little kids makes her so happy she claps or squeals and giggles
-She goes to bed pretty well-there were a few weeks that were a challenge
-Lucy eats and tries anything, and will push the food out of her mouth if we overload her, she takes one bite at a time and likes to be done and swallowed before more comes in
-She loves olives, and likes to poke her pointer finger or thumb in the olive slices to eat them
-She loves standing in her crib and falling on her bum, and repeat
-She smiles and giggles, and it melts our hearts
-Evan's shoes are a favorite toy of hers. She unties them and tries to eat them
-When My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Mickey Mouse Club, Sprouts, Dora, and Sponge Bob come on she claps, squeals and loves to watch them!
-Music is great, she sings(by growling or humming), and is soothed by it. She stops in her tracks to pay attention to the music and loves being sung to.
-She loves warm milk in a bottle, cold in a sippy cup or cup, and water however she can get it
-She got her first black eye from a shelf 2 days ago
-She loves talking to Grandma Betty, Grandpa Romney, Grandma Liz and Grandpa Steve over the internet. We are working on teaching her names, we will see if she can say any of them by the time she sees them all in May.
-When she sees little baby dolls she wants them..we haven't bought her one yet. I should pull out my old cabbage patch dolls.
-She has VERY blonde hair, and it likes to stick up a lot!
-She chews on her crib and the chairs-like a chipmunk
-She giggles in her sleep
-She sits on her little car and pushes backwards, she hasn't learned how to climb off or push forward yet
-There are soooo many more reasons, and I am sure there will be many more to come. We just love our little girl, and can't wait until she meets Peter
Lucy eating her cake

Daddy and Lucy swinging at the park

Playing with daddy in the back yard. She usually is on a blanket, so this was a first:)


Jeff & Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! They sure change a lot in the first year, crazy! She is so cute and sounds like a lot of fun (although I know it is a lot of work too). Now it is almost Peter's turn to come and take over your hearts! :)

Shenna said...

Awwww, happy birthday to Lucy! Looks like such a fun time for everyone today. I love the picture of her standing up in her crib sleeping. Too cute!